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Apple Pay has new partners, including T-Mobile & Gamestop

Apple Pay has new partners, including T-Mobile & Gamestop

Apple Pay is about as easy as it gets when you want to make a quick purchase. Bring your phone up to the payment terminal at the store, and an NFC connection just takes your cash. Since launch, Apple Pay has found favor with folks like me who just don’t want to bust out a credit card for a $7 meal. The problem is Apple Pay isn’t as widely available as many would like, but with new merchants (and another NBA team) signing up for Apple Pay, it’s getting better.

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Apple Watch still shipping, but you’ll wait until June to get it

Apple Watch still shipping, but you’ll wait until June to get it

If you slept on the Apple Watch launch, you’re probably going to need some morning coffee before you read this. While a lot of people were tucked away in bed during the Apple Watch overnight launch, some stayed up. Some waited up (or woke up early) to order their Apple Watch, and it’s causing some supply/demand issues. If you want to order your new wrist-bound wearable, you can. It’ll just take until June before you actually see it arrive at your house.

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Apple Store is back along with the Apple Watch, new MacBook

Apple Store is back along with the Apple Watch, new MacBook

Well, that was definitely quick. In fact, you could say it was just a wee bit late. The Apple Store is back in business and to the surprise of no one, new products are available for grabs. Sort of. While you can indeed already order the new MacBook, the Apple Watch is a different matter entirely. You can put in an pre-order now if you already know the right configuration you want, or schedule an appointment to try it out. When you will actually get it on your wrists, however, is a different story.

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Apple Store is down! Get ready for the Apple Watch

Apple Store is down! Get ready for the Apple Watch

It is like the calm before the storm and has actually become the unofficial indicator that Apple is just about to put out something big. The Apple Store is down, which means something will be up once it's back. In this case, there is no secret. The Apple Watch is almost here and Cupertino is putting the final touches to its online store to be ready. And it better be, as the Apple Watch purchase process will be something quite new, especially for consumers, and Apple best be prepared for the oncoming online onslaught.

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Apple Watch Edition may be confined to 53 outlets globally

Apple Watch Edition may be confined to 53 outlets globally

The Apple Watch is coming, just like Winter. Unlike the bitter cold of winter, however, a lot more people are looking forward to it. But it seems that as we inch closer to that glorious hour, more and more of the fine print of the smartwatch's availability are being revealed. Supplies of the Apple Watch might not be able to keep up with the demand, so says Apple itself. If that wasn't bad enough, it seems that the already rare, because expensive, golden Apple Watch Edition might be even more limited, not just in supply but in location as well.

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Three Ultra-lux Apple Watch models you’ve not heard about

Three Ultra-lux Apple Watch models you’ve not heard about

Luxury enhancement group Goldgenie have taken it upon themselves to stack even the most expensive models of the Apple Watch with platinum, crystals, and/or diamonds. Not only have they enhanced the Apple Watch Edition with enough ice to freeze your entire body, they've also taken the standard Stainless Steel Apple Watch to the gold drop shop, embellishing it with their own mixes of 24k Gold, Rose Gold, or Platinum. These models are not for the faint of heart. They're for those with very deep pockets, and an eye for the dazzling.

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Apple Watch Friday: 3 things you should know

Apple Watch Friday: 3 things you should know

This Friday - that's tomorrow, the 10th of April - the Apple Watch will launch in Apple Stores around the world. Apple fans and general consumers will be heading in to Apple Stores in several different countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, the UK, France, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong / China, and Japan. It'll be there that Apple will be tested - bringing not only a new product to their lineup, but a whole new method for in-store sales, pre-order sales, and in-store presentation of their devices.

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No, the new MacBook (and its single USB-C) isn’t for everyone

No, the new MacBook (and its single USB-C) isn’t for everyone

More controversial than the keyboard, more divisive than the battery life: the thing that's causing the greatest number of arguments about the new Retina MacBook is its paucity of ports. A single USB-C on the left side of the notebook isn't, as Vincent observed in our own review of the 2015 MacBook, a deal breaker, but not everyone is quite so ready to be convinced. It's a legitimate concern, even if in the grand history of tech it's not a new one.

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Android Wear for iPhone tipped near (but will Apple allow it?)

Android Wear for iPhone tipped near (but will Apple allow it?)

Google is reportedly putting the final touches to an Android Wear app for iPhone, which would - if it ever sees the light of day - allow smartwatches running the OS to hook up to Apple's hardware. Currently, the two major smartwatch platforms, Android Wear and the upcoming Apple Watch, are platform-specific, forcing potential users to switch their phone OS of choice if they want a device intended for the other ecosystem. Google's strategy, ongoing leaks indicate, is to bypass that decision, though that's assuming Apple plays ball.

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iTunes update brings better support for Photos

iTunes update brings better support for Photos

In our preview of Photos for OS X, the line “Photos has two advantages there out of the gate, and it's both faster and easier to use than the software it replaces” was (and is) telling. Photos is just plain better than iPhoto in so many ways, and Apple is keen to take advantage of it quickly. Now that the new software is out for both OS X and iOS, Apple is also updating iTunes to aide with syncing photos in Photos across all your devices.

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